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Would You Prefer What Could Have Been? by Brambleheart

Brambleheart shares some of the original plans for Warriors that were changed by the time the books were published.

[image description: a collage of Rusty sitting, Graypaw on his hind legs, Bluestar calling out, and Brambleclaw's eyes above them]
Official art from the official Warrior Cats site (Illustrator: Wayne McLoughlin)
[image description: a collage of Rusty sitting, Graypaw on his hind legs, Bluestar calling out, and Brambleclaw’s eyes above them]

Hey everyone! Duuring the process of writing a Warriors book, changes happen to the plot, titles, characters, structure, and covers. While there were many, MANY changes that we probably don’t know of, there are plenty in which we do. Here is a big list of all the changes I could find. Are you glad that they changed it? Or would things be better if they stuck to their original plans?

– In early drafts of Into The Wild, Bluestar would have been named Moonstone/star, and Tigerclaw, Hammerclaw.

– SkyClan’s Clan symbol originally had raindrops on it.

– Flametail was going to be on the fading Echoes cover, and an alternate cover was even made. However, Ivypool was put on the cover, and Flametail’s head was used in the next book, Night Whispers.

– Although unconfirmed, this may imply that Flametail might have had a larger
role in Fading Echoes.

– Similarly, Thunder was going to be on the cover of The Sun Trail, but was replaced by Gray Wing. His face appeared in Thunder Rising instead.

– Sparkpelt’s name was going to be Sparkfire.

– Brambleclaw was going to be evil like his dad.

– Hollyleaf was originally planned to have a power but didn’t get one due to the creation of Dovewing and the Erins not being able to decide on one that truly suited her.

– Gray Wing was going to die in The Sun Trail, then it got pushed back to The First Battle, then it got pushed back AGAIN to Path of Stars.

– Wasptail and Stonewing were going to be the parents of Needletail, Puddleshine, Beenose, and Yarrowleaf.

– Dawn of the Clans was going to be a Super Edition.

– The New Prophecy was going to be called The Next Generation, and was going to end at Dawn.

– The working title for A Vision of Shadows was StarClan’s Promise.

– Sunrise was going to be titled Cruel Season.

– Goosefeather’s Curse was going to be called Goosefeather’s Madness.

– Squirrelflight’s Hope was going to be called Squirrelflight’s Kin.

– SkyClan was going to appear in Omen if the Stars.

That’s it for now. If you have any others, feel free to comment! Do you prefer the original plan, or what the series is now? May StarClan light your path!

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  • Bluestar was going to be called Moonstar?! That is rather strange as I do not recall myself seeing that somecat with the Moon prefix could be a leader. Ambermoon would be allowed as she would be Amberstar but like, Ambermoonstar? Honestly? Who is mad enough for Ambermoonstar?

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